Suspect attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) is affecting your relationship? This book can help you identify — and resolve — common problems ADHD couples cope with.
How I saved my strained marriage after ADHD caused my husband and I to drift apart.
My husband has ADHD. Through the years we’ve learned to communicate positively with each other. I don’t criticize him, and he lets me know when he thinks I’m being unreasonable. He recently forgot to pay the bill, and I could feel the old resentment bubbling up. How can I keep this from happening?
Bruce (not his real name) was desperate for help: His wife had demanded he find a doctor to diagnose his attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) … or else. He e-mailed me for a recommendation, but I knew there was a lot more going on and going wrong in his marriage than he or his wife […]
Maybe. Spouses and partners often fall into nagging behavior or parenting mode when they instruct their attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) partner about how to do something, or take responsibility for the project that doesn’t get done fast enough. Your partner needs to find strategies and a reminder system that works for her. There are […]
There are many reasons your partner may deny that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) is hurting your relationship. He might be ashamed of having the condition, fearful that ADD/ADHD treatment will turn him into a different person, or concerned that you’ll blame him for your marital problems. Such fears can be exacerbated by frustration in […]
While attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) can have negative effects on an ADD/ADHD couple’s sex drives and love life, in this new video, Melissa Orlov, a contributor to ADDitude, a coauthor of Married to Distraction, and the author of The ADHD Effect on Marriage, describes some of the positives of being in a relationship with […]
After 10 years of finding fault with my ADD husband’s impulsivity and distractibility, I finally learned to appreciate the joy in an unpredictable life.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) can affect a person’s sexuality in many ways. Boredom, distraction, and medication side effects can pose problems in the bedroom for both women and men with ADD/ADHD. Menopause — when all women are more likely to experience a decrease in libido — is a time when female ADHDers often experience […]
For ADHD adults in relationships with non-ADD partners, we offer some reader suggestions for improving intimacy, strengthening communication, and supporting one another.